Katana:Mumei (Morikage) 無銘(盛景)(63rd NBTHK Juyo Token)

Ordering number:23853

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (63rd NBTHK Juyo Token)

Signature: Mumei (Morikage)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo saku ranking.

Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki
Blade Length: 70.5 cm (27.76 in)
Curvature: 1.2 cm (0.47 in)
Mekugi Holes: 4
Width at Base: 3.0 cm (1.18 in)
Width at Tip: 2.11 cm (0.83 in)
Thickness of Hamon: 0.69 cm (0.27 in)
Sword Weight: 720 grams
Era: Nanbokucho period.

Shape: Characterized by a wide and thick blade skin, a deep curvature, and a slender tip with a Bo-Hi on both sides.
Jigane: Fine Ko-Itame Hada with visible reflections.
Hamon: Fine Nie structure, featuring Midare Hamon with rounded tips, gentle Nioiguchi, and well-defined Ashi.

Features: Represents Morikage from Omi. Said to be the descendant of Moritsugu from the Morikei family originating in the Kamakura period around 1249. Morikage incorporated features of ancient swords while presenting new Hamon styles from the early Muromachi period, offering a blend of freshness and the serene aura of old swords. The inner patterns on the blade tip are distinctly clear, allowing appreciation of the excellent craftsmanship and historical significance.

Tsuba: Red copper Nanako-ji featuring a high-relief design of a dragon, painted in gold.
Menuki: High-relief design of a dragon.
Fuchikashira: Red copper Nanako-ji with a high-relief dragon design.
Saya: Black Roiro-Migaki lacquered scabbard.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This is a flawless masterpiece that is highly recommended as a valuable addition to any collection. Please cherish it as a family treasure. The blade maintains its excellent condition without any flaws or deterioration, displaying a finely crafted Hamon.

63rd NBTHK Juyo Token
AoiArt estimation paper
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